Todd Horton lives on his boat on the Samish River in West Edison, Washington. He works full time at his studio that he shares with artist Clayton James in La Conner. His work involves landscape and wildlife with elements of chance that play between realism and abstraction.
His work was recently featured in Seattles’ Davidson Gallery “Exceptional” show and awarded a “Merit of Excellence” from a PONCHO Art Auction. Horton’s paintings were also featured at the Museum of Northwest Art group exhibition “Wild/Life” and in a solo exhibition at Whatcom Museum in 2007 titled “Love, Murder, Magic”.
His paintings have been largely influenced from time living abroad in Berlin and Japan. Horton’s process of creating/destroying merge to create a magical poetical realism that is once enigmatic and literal, opening the possibility of symbolic meanings. Yet the paintings are most importantly inviting and “beautiful”, making us more sensitive to the world around us.
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